Just because the United States posted six goals in their last Gold Cup game doesn't mean Jurgen Klinsmann is sticking with the same team. He's made some big changes for the semifinal against Jamaica (6 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1), including a formation switch. Michael Bradley will play alongside Kyle Beckerman while Clint Dempsey operates in the hole behind a lone striker, Aron Johannsson.
John Brooks returns to the lineup after a suspension, while Brad Evans gets the nod at right back ahead of Timothy Chandler and DeAndre Yedlin. Alejandro Bedoya will move from a shuttling left midfield spot to the right wing. Here's the full lineup.
#USMNT Starting XI vs. Jamaica (4-2-3-1): Guzan; Evans, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson; Bradley, Beckerman; Zardes, Dempsey, Bedoya; Johannsson— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 22, 2015
It's a bit strange that Bradley is finally being returned to his best position after playing in a couple of different ones for most of the last year, but we'll take it.
Here's the Jamaica team.
Jamaica lineup vs. #usmnt: Thompson; Lawrence, Hector, Morgan, Mariappa; McAnuff, Watson, Austin, McCleary; Mattocks, Barnes— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) July 22, 2015
That's a 4-4-2 with Simon Dawkins dropped to the bench. Darren Mattocks isn't as technical, but is quite a bit quicker than the man he's replacing.